From the CMP and CMM to specialization certificates and designations, meeting planners have multiple avenues to advancement.
Uber, Lyft, car services, shuttles and buses all can come into play when mobilizing attendees at the destination.
Extending corporate social responsibility into the meetings sphere is not only the right thing to do, it creates a more engaged work force.
A cruise experience offers the opportunity to explore several destinations in one trip.
New expansions incorporate a “trend fusion” of flexible space, new technology, local culture and more.
A strong local medical community and suppliers who are certified and know the rules help cities become major players.
From designer staff uniforms to nontraditional event spaces and cutting-edge technology, more hotels are catering to Gen Y preferences.
While the conference center difference lies in optimizing business meetings, those meetings need not be all business.
A vibrant travel industry continues to drive up demand and RevPAR, which translates to room rate increases.
The long-term vitality of a trade association and its meetings requires a particular focus on millennials.